Even though we are only two days into December, and two days into meteorological winter, temperatures have continue to remain mild for late 2015. That will change a bit as the next chance of snow showers returns overnight Wednesday and into Thursday. A roughly 15-20 degree drop in high temperatures is forecast by the National Weather Service between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday, falling from the 50s into the 30s. Along with the falling temperatures brings the chance of snow showers and gusty winds up to 45mph.
The Weather Service notes in a Wednesday afternoon update that winds will be close to Advisory level conditions. Any accumulation from the snow showers would be possible at only the highest elevations, and then it would probably just be a light coating. Ground temperatures and damp ground from the rain on Tuesday and Wednesday would play against the possibility of accumulations in most locations.
The unusual pattern of not receiving at least one measurable snowfall continues so far for late 2015. Typically the High Country receives on average at least one to two snowfalls by early December. Some locations in the southern and western end of the county received just a dusting on November 22, which mainly stuck to surfaces such as automobile hoods and porches/steps. The last measurable snow came in late March.